SHENYANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A 41-year-old man in Shenyang, the capital of north-east China's Liaoning province, who mistook a firecracker for a cigarette ended up with serious injuries after it exploded in his face.
China Press reported that the victim was drunk when the incident took place during a drinking session with his friends recently.
He was said to have lit up the firecracker, thinking that it was a cigarette.
The force of the explosion blasted off his face.
He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital and treated for his injuries.